August 24, 2010
EMI Music Distribution
Pop/Rock, Teen Pop, Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Album Review

All Katy Perry wants is the spotlight, and she’ll follow the path of others to get there, raising eyebrows à la Alanis, strutting like Gwen Stefani, and relying on Britney’s hitmaker Max Martin for her hooks. She never breaks away from the expected lite club beats that transition from day to night without a hitch or the chilly, stainless steel ballads designed to lose none of their luster on repeat plays. Perry acknowledges some trends -- she salutes KeSha on “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” replicates Ryan Tedder’s glassy robotic alienation on “E.T.,” but tellingly avoids ripping off Lady Gaga. Perry is at her best when she’s delivering sleek singles like “Teenage Dream” and “Hummingbird Heartbeat” with efficiency.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Teenage Dream
  2. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
  3. California Gurls
  4. Firework
  5. Peacock
  6. Circle the Drain
  7. The One That Got Away
  8. E.T.
  9. Who Am I Living For?
  10. Pearl
  11. Hummingbird Heartbeat
  12. Not Like the Movies
  13. California Gurls [Passion Pit Main Mix] [*][Mix]
  14. Teenage Dream [Kaskade Club Mix] [*][Mix]